They often appear to be effortlessly hitting the ball, and can hit further with an iron than I can hit with my driver. Yet, occasionally even the professionals prove that they too are human, by either hitting an errant shot, 'blowing' a putt, hitting too far or too short, hitting into the hazard, or having trouble getting out of the hazard. And, we can witness the frustration on their face when this happens to them!
My advice to the occasional, weekend warrior- type golfer, is simply enjoy the game. Try your best, but you will almost always do better when you put less pressure on yourself, than when you become tense.
Please avoid pulling that driver of yours out until you have focused on hitting as many 8 irons you can physically hit in one practice session. This will develop a great tempo which is key for consistency. Many golfers skip this step when they first arrive to the driving range and their trip is not as enjoyable because they did not put in the practice time in this area. Tempo is the key to your success and enjoyment of the game.
Dry swings with various weighted clubs give great benefit. Most golfers in this group can still find a lot of speed in working on efficient swing mechanics - especially the Mike Austin swing.
This information can available via internet and via many other sources like videos, consultants and your family and friends. There is an independent golf channel for golf where you can learn plenty of techniques for playing golf.
All of Tiger's problems seemed to be self inflicted in 2010. After a nasty confrontation with that pesky fire hydrant during Thanksgiving weekend last year Tiger has had to endure unprecedented media scrutiny, an untidy divorce, coaching and swing changes, as well as a calendar year with no official wins. He looked like a man who wanted to be anywhere but on a golf course for most of the year.
The turning and rotation of the shoulders also acts as a remedy to fix the slice. Your body stance should be adjusted in a position your 80 % body weight must be exerted on your back foot. The head must be still and should not be moving. The eyes must be staring at ball all the way through the swing.